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routers

Zyxel NR5101 review: A competitively priced 5G mobile router
The Zyxel NR5101 router
routers

Zyxel NR5101 review: A competitively priced 5G mobile router

A flexible and affordable 5G mobile router with speedy Wi-Fi 6 services and support for cloud management
22 Nov 2022
How we test: Routers and access points
How we test: Routers and access points
routers

How we test: Routers and access points

Everything you need to know about our benchmarking process for Wi-Fi equipment
17 Nov 2022
What is a router and how does it work?
A Wi-Fi router sat on a living room table
Network & Internet

What is a router and how does it work?

The role of a router in networking goes beyond simply allowing your business to access the web and stay connected with colleagues
15 Nov 2022
What is mesh Wi-Fi and how does it work?
The Amplifi instant home mesh Wi-Fi router
Network & Internet

What is mesh Wi-Fi and how does it work?

Although mesh Wi-Fi networks promise to increase coverage, it isn’t suitable for everyone and there are some concerns to take into account
11 Nov 2022
TP-Link Omada EAP650 review: An impressive Gigabit performer
A photograph of the TP-Link Omada EAP650
wifi & hotspots

TP-Link Omada EAP650 review: An impressive Gigabit performer

A great-value Wi-Fi 6 AP with a good turn of speed, top cloud management and meshing support
16 Sep 2022
DrayTek Vigor 2866ax review: Faster than you might expect
A photograph of the DrayTek Vigor 2866ax
routers

DrayTek Vigor 2866ax review: Faster than you might expect

A versatile and very affordable SMB security router with Wi-Fi 6 and top-notch WAN redundancy
7 Sep 2022
Linksys Atlas Pro 6 review: True wireless freedom
A photograph of the Linksys Atlas Pro 6 system
wifi & hotspots

Linksys Atlas Pro 6 review: True wireless freedom

This neat mesh provides faster, wider coverage than we’d expect from a dual-band system, at a decent price
24 Aug 2022
TP-Link Deco X90 review: A winning sweet spot
A photograph of the TP-Link Deco X90
wifi & hotspots

TP-Link Deco X90 review: A winning sweet spot

You can pay less for a Wi-Fi 6 mesh, but the X90’s superb coverage and astonishing speeds justify the price
15 Aug 2022
Over 200,000 DrayTek routers vulnerable to total device takeover
A digital render of a blue padlock fragmenting into a cloud of data
Security

Over 200,000 DrayTek routers vulnerable to total device takeover

The routers are popular with small and medium businesses, but are easily exploitable by threat actors seeking to steal data or launch ransomware
3 Aug 2022
Netgear Nighthawk RAXE500 review: The next generation of Wi-Fi
A photograph of the Netgear Nighthawk RAXE500
Network & Internet

Netgear Nighthawk RAXE500 review: The next generation of Wi-Fi

An incredible Wi-Fi 6E router, but this new technology is still too expensive for most roles
1 Aug 2022
Zyxel WAX610D Unified Pro Access Point review: Leaves the rest in the dust
A photograph of the Zyxel WAX610D Unified Pro Access Point
routers

Zyxel WAX610D Unified Pro Access Point review: Leaves the rest in the dust

It’s pricey, but this fast Wi-Fi 6 AP offers plenty of business-class features and great cloud management
26 Jul 2022
EnGenius ECW220S review: Peerless protection
A photograph of the EnGenius ECW220S
routers

EnGenius ECW220S review: Peerless protection

An affordable Wi-Fi 6 access point with top cloud management and innovative wireless security measures
30 Jun 2022
What is Wi-Fi 6?
A photograph of a man connecting his smartphone to a Wi-Fi router
wifi & hotspots

What is Wi-Fi 6?

Wi-Fi 6 will revolutionise networking - albeit very slowly
17 May 2022
Zyxel NWA90AX review: Wi-Fi 6 at a bargain price
A photograph of the Zyxel NWA90AX
wifi & hotspots

Zyxel NWA90AX review: Wi-Fi 6 at a bargain price

Despite modest performance, this low-cost Wi-Fi 6 AP offers plenty of business-class features
20 Apr 2022
The IT Pro Podcast: Supercharging your home office network
The IT Pro Podcast: Supercharging your home office network
Network & Internet

The IT Pro Podcast: Supercharging your home office network

How to make your network fit for remote working
8 Apr 2022
Podcast transcript: Supercharging your home office network
Podcast transcript: Supercharging your home office network
Network & Internet

Podcast transcript: Supercharging your home office network

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
8 Apr 2022
D-Link Nuclias DBA-X1230P review: Pricey but powerful
A photograph of the D-Link Nuclias DBA-X1230P
wifi & hotspots

D-Link Nuclias DBA-X1230P review: Pricey but powerful

Not the best value, but this cloud-managed Wi-Fi 6 AP is a good performer with top-notch guest services
7 Mar 2022
Ubiquiti Networks UniFi U6-LR review: A wealth of features for a very fair price
A photograph of the Ubiquiti Networks UniFi U6-LR
wifi & hotspots

Ubiquiti Networks UniFi U6-LR review: A wealth of features for a very fair price

Good speeds, decent range and excellent management services make this a great AP for a reasonable price
4 Feb 2022
TP-Link Omada EAP620 HD review: No speed demon
A photograph of the TP-Link Omada EAP620 HD
wifi & hotspots

TP-Link Omada EAP620 HD review: No speed demon

A low-cost business Wi-Fi 6 AP with classy cloud management and acceptable performance
2 Feb 2022
Netgear Orbi Pro Wi-Fi 6 review: Super-fast and super pricey
A photograph of the Netgear Orbi Pro Wi-Fi 6
wifi & hotspots

Netgear Orbi Pro Wi-Fi 6 review: Super-fast and super pricey

Top Wi-Fi 6 performance with good range and easy meshing but this doesn’t come cheap
31 Jan 2022
DrayTek VigorAP 1060C review: Pedal to the metal
A photograph of the DrayTek VigorAP 1060C
wifi & hotspots

DrayTek VigorAP 1060C review: Pedal to the metal

A versatile Wi-Fi 6 AP offering great performance, plenty of management features and smart meshing
13 Jan 2022
NetUSB flaw exposes millions of routers to remote code execution
A router with two blue wires inserted
routers

NetUSB flaw exposes millions of routers to remote code execution

The vulnerability impacts devices from Netgear, TP-Link, D-Link, and Western Digital
11 Jan 2022
TP-Link Omada EAP615-Wall review: Simple, affordable Wi-Fi 6
A photograph of the TP-Link Omada EAP615-Wall
wifi & hotspots

TP-Link Omada EAP615-Wall review: Simple, affordable Wi-Fi 6

An affordable AP that combines Wi-Fi 6, Gigabit LAN and PoE in a discreet, easily managed package
17 Dec 2021